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Fort Laurens State Memorial

11067 Fort Laurens Rd NW, Bolivar, OH 44612-8944
+1 330-874-2059
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Historic, serene surroundings

This is a memorial to the earliest of settlements in the State of Ohio and is a small reproduction... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dover, Ohio
A walk through time!

Ohio's only Revolutionary war fort always has scheduled activities and even when they don't it's a... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Joe R
Bolivar, Ohio
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Fort Laurens is the site of Ohio's Only Revolutionary War fort. Today, a small museum displays the stories of the soldiers stationed at the fort and their sacrifice. An outline of the fort remains. On-site there is a Tomb of the Unknown Patriot. Fort Laurens Museum is open seasonally May-October.
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11067 Fort Laurens Rd NW, Bolivar, OH 44612-8944
+1 330-874-2059
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a memorial to the earliest of settlements in the State of Ohio and is a small reproduction of the original community on the exact site. There is an information center, museum, gift shop on site as well and plenty of shaded picnic areas....More

Thank michaelbrauning
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Ohio's only Revolutionary war fort always has scheduled activities and even when they don't it's a great place to visit!

Thank Joe R
Reviewed 14 August 2017

very informative film & staff was very knowledgable. Enjoyed walking the grounds, reading the plaques.Is celebrating its 100 yr.as a state park.Only revolutionary war Fort in Ohio. History of the Fort which exsisted less then a year was interesting,

Thank 3simon8
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I happened to visit here when they were celebrating 100 years as a state memorial. So, I was treated to a lecture about what has been discovered through archeological digs. There was more activity in the area even before Fort Laurens was established. Even without...More

Thank sjpooh
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great gem to visit if you're an history buff. Even if you're not, there are hiking and biking trails too. The fort itself is only the outline, and the museum is small but full of neat artifacts. The video is new this...More

Thank DawneLarissa
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Very educational video and tour! History buff use stop. Tomb of unknown soldier from revolutionary war. Outline of the original fort on site. Only revolutionary war fort in Ohio! Enjoyed it alot!!

Thank Jill R
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Easy access from the freeway. Small museum. The video was about 20 minutes long and outdated but worth seeing to get the background history of the area. The museum had various items found during excavation. It was interesting to read about the history of the...More

Thank advsmuch
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

If your a history buff this place is worth checking out. We have done it once and that was plenty. Not a lot to see but if you want to spend an afternoon here there is a great picnic area and the towpath trail connects...More

Thank Kampingkeith
Reviewed 1 June 2016

I visited because an ancestor of mine helped build Ft. Laurens. The location was lovely, and the information provided was very interesting, but not overwhelming. They perfect setting for a picnic, and gaining an understanding of a less understood piece of the Revolutionary War.

1  Thank amcd522
Reviewed 22 April 2016

I loved my visit to Fort Laurens. No, the fort itself no longer exists, but the outline is delineated in the grass and plaques explain the fort and what went on there. As a historian, I love using my imagination and thinking about the people...More

Thank graveyardgrrrl
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